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10 reasons why a Spanish Erasmus student loves Estonia

Isabel Fernández Felipe, an Erasmus student from Spain, who took psychology lessons in Tallinn University last year, fell in love with Tallinn and Estonia. In the beginning I thought Tallinn wouldn’t be the best place to live because of the weather and the different culture that might seem distant. But …

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Estonia seventh smartest country in the world, based on science

Based on the data by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the British edition of the US magazine, Business Insider, ranked the 10 smartest countries in the world when it comes to science, including Estonia in the ranking. Using data from OECD’s 2015 Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard …

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Two Estonian universities among the world’s best

The University of Tartu (UT) and the Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) are among the 600 best high-level educational institutions in the world, according to latest ranking by the Times Higher Education journal (THE). The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, founded in 2004, provide the definitive list of the …

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A fossil bone in Estonia led to the discovery of the origins of sex

A single fossil bone that was kept in Estonia and accidentally discovered by an Australian scientist led to the discovery of the origins of sexual intercourse. John Long, a palaeontology professor at Flinders University in Australia, discovered the fossil bone from the collections of the Tallinn University of Technology where …

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Tartu University opens its new, modern physics building

On 25 August, the University of Tartu opened its new modern building of the Institute of Physics, called Physicum, situated at the university’s Maarjamõisa science campus. The building of approximately 13,000 square metres provides contemporary facilities for research in physics, materials science and nanotechnology. “The new building of the Institute …

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TEDxTallinn 2014 – five talks that speak the world about Estonians

TEDxTallinn is an inspirational conference, which presents exceptional speakers from different fields of life: fanatical devotees, thinkers, creators, executors – people with ideas that are worth sharing. Henrik Ehte, the Editor-in-Chief of The Baltic Scene, attended the 2014 conference and shares his impressions. I started preparing for an inspiring day …

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University of Tartu launches an innovative social media hub

The University of Tartu’s social media hub is an innovation in Estonia as well as abroad as it allows following the university’s events via its posts in social media. Created on the example of US universities MIT, Hamilton and Harvard, the environment currently brings together around 100 social media accounts …

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Performance of Estonian students among world’s best – PISA study

The scholastic performance of Estonian 15-year-old students is among the best in the world and Europe, results of the international worldwide study Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) show. In science Estonia shares the first and second place in Europe with Finland, and among the 65 countries surveyed around the …

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